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Fernando Ramirez won an award at the Pinal County Court “Character Counts” essay contest. MHS Principal Renita Meyers and English teacher Wendy Black attended the ceremony with him. Submitted photo

A Maricopa High School freshman received honorable mention in a countywide essay contest. Fernando Ramirez was one of 3,400 students who participated in the Pinal...

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MUSD school board and coach Sheldon Hutchinson (back, center) honor track athletes Terrell Handy, P.J. Austin, Jacob Cowing, Longman Pyne, Frank Jones and Darrell Handy. Photo by Michelle Chance

By Michelle Chance Spring athletes and artists received recognition during the Maricopa Unified School District’s Board meeting Wednesday. Track and field coach Sheldon Hutchinson presented certificates...

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The new math curriculum, on display during Wednesday's meeting, costs more than $1 million. Photo by Michelle Chance

By Michelle Chance After more than a decade of using outdated math textbooks, Maricopa Unified School district students will begin learning from brand new curriculum...

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Some of Maricopa's "super seniors" are (from left) Nikolas Mase, Tyler Curtis, Pamela Crabajales, Abigail Paternina, John Blodgett, Diamond Sims, Aisawan Chanpraphap, Marina Vasquez and Carlos Venegas. Photo by Victor Moreno

The class of 2017 at Maricopa High School and Sequoia Pathway Academy is filled with many goal-oriented, career-minded individuals. Learn about just a few...

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From left, Juliette Hawthorn, Carter Paine and Jackson Stensgard were named All-Region First Team. Photos by Raquel Hendrickson

In 5A Metro voting this week, eight Maricopa High School baseball and softball players were named to All-Region teams. Junior Carter Paine and senior Jackson...